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Immediate Full Time Position: Application and Database Developer for Toxicology Projects

EPA Research Triangle Park – Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina

Qualifications include: A Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, computer science/engineering, bioinformatics, biology, statistics, computational biology, math, physics, information sciences, or a related discipline. Necessary skills include education and experience in database concepts and programming, leadership skills, strong written, oral and electronic communication skills, and the ability to work with a team. It is also preferable if the applicant has an advanced proficiency of Microsoft Office Applications and desktop publishing, and experience with Linux operating systems, basic software development, and database development.

The position is expected to begin in April 2015, apply todayContinue reading

M–TRAC Commercialization Roundtable

Faculty and student inventors will have an opportunity to learn the secrets of commercializing technology at an all-day roundtable offered in the Advanced Technology Development Complex starting at 9 a.m. on March 19. The M-TRAC program in Michigan—with support from the 21st Century Jobs Trust Fund and Michigan Strategic Fund—will be sponsoring the event. Continue reading

Spring-Break Shuttle Service

Transportation Services shuttle service will operate 7:00a.m. to 5:30p.m. MondayFriday, March 9-13. The shuttle services the Memorial Union Building to the SDC and stops at both the Lower and Upper Daniell Heights’ bus stop. The shuttle will also stop hourly at the Lakeshore Center.

The City of Houghton will not be operating on campus, which includes the MTU afternoon shuttle during the week of March 9-13. For questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Angie Kolehmainen at 487-3288.

World Water Day Poster Competition

The Center for Water and Society invites all graduate and undergraduate students to participate in the CWS World Water Day Poster Competition. Cash prizes will be awarded in two categories, Original Research and Coursework/Informational. Please register by Friday, Mar. 6

Original Research posters can focus on any aspect of water, but Coursework/Informational posters will earn additional points if they incorporate the 2015 World Water Day theme, Water and Sustainable Development.

Other student groups which have a focus on water are also invited to either submit a poster or set up a booth at the poster session to increase awareness of their group. Email mtcws@mtu.edu by Friday if your group is interested in participating in World Water Day.

The full World Water Day schedule is available online.

Originally posted in Tech Today (3/4/2015)

Graduate Research Colloquium Winners Announced

The 2015 Graduate Research Colloquium was held on Feb. 25–26 in the Memorial Union Ballroom. Winners were announced at a banquet on Thursday, Feb. 26.

Poster Presentation award winners were:
  • First place, Ida Fonkue’s (KIP) “Acute oral ingestion of alcohol modulates muscle sympathetic neural activity differently in Caucasians and African Americans,”
  • Second place, Kaitlin Reini (SFRES) “Modeling the impacts of climate change on water quality for inland lakes in the Great Lakes Basin,”
  • Third place, Ruilong Han (CEE) “Seismic performance assessment considering aftershock hazard.”
  • Favorite Poster, Bethany Klemetsrud, (Chem Eng), “Effect of lignin content on pyrolysis bio-oil properties.”
Oral presentation award winners were:

  • First place, Jennifer Fuller (CEE) “Developing a Sustainable Process for Removal of Synthetic Hormones in Wastewater Treatment.”
  • Second place, Margo Woller-Carter (CLS) “Development of the Intelligent Graphs for Everyday Decisions Tutor.”
  • Third place, Melanie Talaga (Chem) “Diversifying Drug Development through Scaffold Engineering: A Proposed New Strategy.”
  • Talaga also was recognized for the presentation with the highest attendance.
The Graduate Research Colloquium is sponsored each spring by the Graduate Student Government. It is an opportunity for graduate students to share their research with the university community and to gain experience presenting that research to colleagues.
Originally posted in Tech Today (3/2/2015)